God chooses you!

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God told me,

He chooses you… YOU!

He chose you, a long time ago.

He told me, He loves you… YOU!

He loves you, just the way you are, no changes required.

He misses your voice. He likes to hear you say, “Hi God”.

He chose you, knows you, loves you, and wants to hear your voice. I think that’s kinda cool.

The funeral went well…

Can death be joyful?

Thanks for praying for my Dads, “Celebration of Life” service, it went very well. All the right people showed up. Not a big crowd, maybe 30 people. It was a celebration! The stories I shared were mostly funny but informative as well. They got to know my dad,  Marvin a little better. It’s truly a joy to understand the gifts of Life and Death from God’s point of view. It’s so cool, that for a lover of God and follower of Jesus, death is just a temporary separation, nothing to fear, everything to rejoice in. The church where it was held was fantastic. Because my dad was a member of that church and had been attending there (whenever in town) for something like 75 years they gave us a great facility to use, all set up, a wonderful pastor to lead it, printed bulletins, music, video projection and capping it off a great meal for everyone who came. Central Community Church of Wichita is an excellent church.

 

McCabe Prayer Request – Oct 23, 2019

We are at the Refugee Highway Roundtable Conference in Toronto, Canada.  https://www.rhpna.com/ We are networking with a lot of people who work with or want to work with refugees. We are presenting the valuable tool ScriptureEarth.org.  It is having excellent results. People are getting excited at the prospect of giving the gift of God’s Word, the Bible to people who desperately need it, in their heart language or the language they understand best. These are long days for us, pray for our strength, endurance, (sore feet) and that we communicate well. People are accessing God’s Word!

Did You Know?

Refugee ref·u·gee /ˌrefyo͝oˈjē/  a person who has been forced to leave their country in order to escape war, persecution, or natural disaster.

Immigrant /ˈiməɡrənt/  – a person who has settled permanently in another country. Immigrants choose to move, whereas refugees are forced to flee.

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There are documented refugees who wait in camps on average 10.3 years. Some just a few months and some as long as 55 years.

There are the undocumented refugees who may be en route for years and finally in desperation slip into a country without any official status.

There are asylum seekers who cross international borders without proper documentation but in fear for their lives and plead with the new country to let them stay.
Until a determination is made, it is impossible to say, whether the asylum-seeker is a refugee or not.

Many different terms are used to describe refugees and immigrants, some with particular legal meanings, some with offensive associations. Using terms properly is an important way of treating people with respect and advancing an informed debate on the issues.

While we are doing definitions here’s one more. Diaspora [dī-ˈa-sp(ə-)rə] when written with a capital “D” refers to the Jewish nation that was forced to scatter around the world. But when diaspora is written with a small “d” it refers to any people who identify with a “homeland” but live outside of it, regardless of the reason.

Thanks for praying for us, the people and ministeries we are talking with and the refugees we all want to help.

Jim McCabe
520 599-2470, jim_mccabe@sil.org
Judy McCabe
520 268-3681, judy_mccabe@sil.org
Find Scripture in thousands of languages:  www.scriptureearth.org
To help promote Scripture Earth visit  https://www.wycliffe.org/projects/scripture-earth-promotion
To Partner in prayer or financially with our Wycliffe ministry, visit: https://www.wycliffe.org/partner/JimandJudyMcCabe
Our Blog, current stories visit https://jim-judy-wycliffe-journey.com/

 

Leaving Wednesday, Oct 16th…

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We’ll be taking a car, not a mule. 

As you know we travel a lot promoting the website ScriptureEarth.org. Below is an updated travel schedule. Pray for us as you think of us:

*That God provides the RV setup He has planned for us, sooner than later.    *Health,    *Stamina,    *That we follow Gods leading,     *That we trust God for all our provisions,    *Our kid’s spiritual growth in God,      *Our newest grandchild to be – Josh and Ani’s first,      *All our transportation works out properly,     *That we get more scheduled events and meetings,    (Contact us if you’d like us to visit someone)  *That we get some video and audio clips made soon,       Thanks for praying!

Next trips: 
Oct 16-22: Drive out to San Diego area, Our 1st sending church campout, Then Judy’s dad’s 89th  Birthday Party, and always Scripture Earth promotion work with organizations in San Diego.
Oct 22-26:  Fly to Toronto, Canada for Refugee Highway Roundtable Conference 
Oct 27- Nov 2: Return and continue scripture Earth promotion work with churches and organizations in San Diego.

Nov 3 – 10: Be home in Tucson
Nov 11- Mid Dec: On the road, Albuquerque, Wichita, attend Conference in Kansas City, MO. International Conference on Missions.   St Louis, Metropolis, Hickory, Atlanta, Memphis, Oklahoma City, Dallas, Houston, etc. (Exact details still being planned.)

Thanks for your partnership, prayers and financial involvement. If you’d like to assist with our travel expenses, click here to go to a Wycliffe account we get assistance from.

Jim McCabe
520 599-2470, jim_mccabe@sil.org
Judy McCabe
520 268-3681, judy_mccabe@sil.org
Find Scripture in thousands of languages:  www.scriptureearth.org
To help promote Scripture Earth visit  https://www.wycliffe.org/projects/scripture-earth-promotion
To Partner in prayer or financially with our Wycliffe ministry, visit: https://www.wycliffe.org/partner/JimandJudyMcCabe
Our Blog, current stories visit https://jim-judy-wycliffe-journey.com/

Travel plans to deviate from…

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As you know we travel a lot promoting the website ScriptureEarth.org. Below is a current travel schedule. Pray for us as you think of us:

*Health,    *Stamina,    *That we follow Gods leading,     *That we trust God for all our provisions,    *Our kid’s growth in God,      *Our newest grandchild to be – Josh and Ani’s first,      *All our transportation works out properly,     *That we get more scheduled events and meetings,     *That we get a video and audio clip made,    *That God provides the RV setup He has planned for us, sooner than later.   Thanks for praying!

Next trips: 
Oct 16-22: Drive out to San Diego area, Our 1st sending church campout, Then Judy’s dad’s 89th  Birthday Party, and always Scripture Earth promotion work with organizations in San Diego.
Oct 22-26:  Fly to Toronto, Canada for Refugee Highway Roundtable Conference 
Oct 27- Nov 3: Return and continue scripture Earth promotion work with churches and organizations in San Diego.
Nov 13- 16: Jim. Flys to and attend Conference in Kansas City, MO. International Conference on Missions.  (Exact details still being planned.)

Thanks for your partnership,

Jim McCabe
520 599-2470, jim_mccabe@sil.org
Judy McCabe
520 268-3681, judy_mccabe@sil.org
Find Scripture in thousands of languages:  www.scriptureearth.org
To help promote Scripture Earth visit  https://www.wycliffe.org/projects/scripture-earth-promotion
To Partner in prayer or financially with our Wycliffe ministry, visit: https://www.wycliffe.org/partner/JimandJudyMcCabe
Our Blog, current stories visit https://jim-judy-wycliffe-journey.com/

Looking for a visit?

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We will be “On the Road Again” from Sept 4 – 20.  We are heading east from Tucson, AZ Sept 4 and will be in and around Wichita, KS, Oklahoma City, Tulsa, and parts west until we return to Tucson Sept 20. We’d love to visit with you and show you the remarkable website ScriptureEarth.org. We are wanting to show this amazing website to Churches, Christian Schools, Native American Communities, Refugee Assistance Organizations, Individuals and Christian Media.

So, what is ScriptureEarth.org? I’m glad you asked…

ScriptureEarth.org

  1. What it is?  ScriptureEarth.org is the easiest and most complete website for accessing the Bible and Scripture resources in thousands of languages. Through text, audio, video, and sign, Scripture Earth provides access to Scripture resources from the best Bible translation and Scripture distribution organizations, such as YouVersion, Wycliffe, CRU, Faith Comes by Hearing/Hosanna, SIL and many more. The site works with dozens of organizations to provide Bible access to the languages of the world from a single internet website.
  1. Why it is important? Many people have moved from their home countries, some freely and others by force, requiring a change to a new language. For most their first language is a significant part of their identity. It is the language that speaks to their heart’s deepest questions about life and God. 20% of the U.S. residents speak a language other than English at home; about 65 million people. The USA is now the 3rd largest country of “Unreached People Groups”. ScriptureEarth.org. can be a bridge to restoration, hope, and access to God’s Word and knowing Jesus in a language and form they clearly understand.
  1. How to use it? Giving access to God’s Word will happen as each of us promote ScriptureEarth.org to our churches and contacts.
    1. We all can bookmark it on our smartphones, place the website on our email, Facebook, blog posts, Twitter, and our personal and organizational publications. Please like the pages you open on Scripture Earth and share with others. I think God made the internet to provide Scripture Access to the world. 
    2. In your church: Ask your leadership to place the website address on a Sunday morning information slide or bulletin each Sunday. Then each Sunday make a ten-second announcement, something like, “If you grew up speaking a language other than English, go to ScriptureEarth.org and hopefully you will find a Bible or Scripture resources in your language.”
    3. In Your Community: Start a conversation. An example: The man behind the counter had an African accent. I commented that I had worked in Africa and asked what country he was from. He said Zambia. I showed him the ScriptureEarth.org website on my phone and I entered Zambia under country. When the languages came up, I asked which of the 35 languages he spoke. With a big smile, he showed me his language. I clicked it and showed him all the Bible and other resources available. He was visibly excited! I handed him a ScriptureEarth card. He was very appreciative and said he would look at it later. Because it is “His” language, he will pass it on to family and friends back home.
    4. This tool works even without us. Most migrants and refugees today are well connected to the internet. They stay connected to their home county via the internet and social media. It’s just natural for them to share this exciting internet resource that is home to their language. Even if they are not in a relationship with Jesus they will read, listen, and watch the videos, simply because it’s in their language.   Someone honored their language                                     

The Goal: To inform the world about this resource starting with North America. We are promoting this site to Churches, Christian schools, universities, Native American Communities, Refugee ministries, and Christian media. Together we can provide Scripture access to the world!

Let me know if you have time to visit or have an idea of who we could visit…

Jim McCabe
520 599-2470, jim_mccabe@sil.org
Judy McCabe
520 268-3681, judy_mccabe@sil.org
Find Scripture in thousands of languages:  www.scriptureearth.org
To help promote Scripture Earth visit  https://www.wycliffe.org/projects/scripture-earth-promotion
To Partner in prayer or financially with our Wycliffe ministry, visit: https://www.wycliffe.org/partner/JimandJudyMcCabe
Our Blog, current stories visit https://jim-judy-wycliffe-journey.com/